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Aamir turns `Indian Ocean` drummer to promote `Peepli Live`

Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Aamir Khan Tuesday broke into an impromptu gig with the Indian Ocean band here and took charge of the drums at the star-studded music launch of his forthcoming production `Peepli Live`.

"Since childhood I wanted to perform on stage with a band and finally I got an opportunity. It`s a dream come true thanks to Indian Ocean," said Aamir, after a thumping performance of the song "Des mera rangrez" from the movie.

The number has been composed by the band, who invited the actor on stage before kicking off the show.

The music launch was attended by big names of Bollywood like Rani Mukerji, Karan Johar, Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra, Ashutosh Gowarikar, Rajkumar Hirani and Sharman Joshi.

At the event, Karan told reporters that he would love to work with Aamir, to which the actor diplomatically replied: "Karan is a wonderful director. If the script is good and suitable for me, I would love to work with him."

Also in attendance were lyricist Prasoon Joshi, composers Shantanu Moitra and Ram Sampath and singer Sona Mohapatra. Aamir`s wife Kiran Rao was also present for the launch.

Directed by debutant Anusha Rizvi and slated to hit the screens Aug 13, "Peepli Live" is a satire on society. It revolves around two impoverished farmers - Natha (Omkar Das Manikpuri) and Budhia (Raghubir Yadav) - who live in a village called Peepli. They are about to lose their land due to their debts.

An incompetent politician suggests they commit suicide to get government help. The news spreads and the media turns Natha into a celebrity.

This is the fourth film from Aamir Khan Productions Ltd after "Lagaan: Once Upon A Time In India" (2001), "Taare Zameen Par"(2007) and "Jaane Tu…Ya Jaane Na"(2008).

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